US Navy photo by Kelly Schindler
During a visit to Pax River March 22, French Navy Chief of Staff Adm. Bernard Rogel met with leadership from the Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons, known as PEO U&W, to discuss the ongoing development of unmanned air systems. Rear Adm. Bill Shannon (left) shows Rogel and French Naval Attaché Capt. Yves Postec the Scan Eagle, a small UAV that provides thousands of hours of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services in theater. He later explained the capabilities of the Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator (pictured). BAMS-D has provided maritime ISR support in the Central Command area of responsibility since 2009.